Picture Above: The draining and cleaning of a village pond used as a water resource for farmers is supervised by Discovery Bauxite employee Garel Graydon, (in safety helmet), joined by community residents, at Queenhythe district.
We are very active in supporting the St Ann community and communities surrounding our mining areas. We routinely engage in educational assistance, sports, business, environment, and agriculture.
- Numerous students have taken advantage of the Discovery Bauxite Jamaica 50 scholarship program to further their education.
- We also support two Community Skills Training Centres built in our manufacturing plant and mining areas. These Centres offer educational development in craft skills.
The Port Rhoades Sports Club is home to numerous community, school, and national sporting events and houses the areas only international cricket field.
Our Micro-enterprise start-up programmes in the communities have assisted over 90 small businesses.
Our environmental outreach programmes include beach clean-up exercises and other volunteer activities in our communities.
- The Noranda Community Council sponsors GetStart, a community business development programme to support communities in starting small businesses.
- The Greenhouse Revolution - We provide training in greenhouse technology, assist with construction and provide water through large water catchment ponds to local farmers. We also donate greenhouses to local schools to boost their local agriculture departments and educational initiatives. This program now help hundreds of local farmers and their communities.
Discovery Bauxite recently contributed to the addition of a 40-bed hospital for COVID-19 patients at The University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.
The $50 million private-sector initiative, spearheaded by the RJGLEANER GROUP, now provides an air-conditioned facility equipped with video surveillance for remote patient monitoring, resuscitation rooms, and a nurses' station.
Surging hospital admissions amid the third wave of the COVID-19 in Jamaica sparked a space crisis resulting in some patients at the UHWI receiving care in a driveway. UHWI medical chief of staff, Dr. Carl Bruce, expressed gratitude for the field hospital and all the other gifts the hospital has received since the pandemic.
Community football team from Farm Town district celebrate victory in the Noranda Community Football competition with Kent Skyers, Public & Community Relations Superintendent.
Employees (l-r) Roger Forrester, Claudy Ann Godson, Natasha Bolt, welcome students to an Environment & Safety Exhibition sponsored by Discovery Bauxite at a community EXPO.
Employees joined with community residents to give the Discovery Bay Post Office a facelift.
Delroy Dell, General Manager, is welcomed to the Keith community primary school by students and teachers as he prepares to give a mentoring talk.
Employees and community residents doing voluntary work to upgrade a play centre for the Discovery Bay Infant School.
Joan Hamilton (l), Human Resources Assistant, presents an appreciation token to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education at an education awards ceremony sponsored by Noranda.